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I would like some opinions and advice on paddle shifting the Automatic tranny.

Specifically, I have been somewhat disappointed in them (not baggin on the car or the tranny). I have noticed that under hard acceleration, there is a delay of about 500 RPM's between the time that you hit the paddle shifter + button and the time that the car actually shifts. I would be interested to know if others have had the same experience.

Secondly, I have noticed that sometimes the car will sit on the rev limiter for a few seconds before shifting even after I have hit the paddle. It's really strange, but I'm thinking the fastest past in the Auto might be to put it in Auto mode and just drive it. Kinda removes that thrill of "shifting when you want to" from choosing the Auto transmission.

I love having the Auto trans for daily driving, but the car clearly performs better when allowed to rev. Maybe it's a matter of getting a tuner and adjusting the shift points?

I would like some advice from those with more experience.

Thanks in advance -
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I have a C5 and no driving experience with the C6, other than being in the car with my dad in his C6. The only time he uses it is for a down shift ( merge, passing, etc.) and it has a much quicker response then my hit the gas auto.
 

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I'll agree with that, for downshifts it works immediately, it's the upshift's that seem to be the problem. I probably should have clarified that...
 

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I would like some opinions and advice on paddle shifting the Automatic tranny.

Specifically, I have been somewhat disappointed in them (not baggin on the car or the tranny). I have noticed that under hard acceleration, there is a delay of about 500 RPM's between the time that you hit the paddle shifter + button and the time that the car actually shifts. I would be interested to know if others have had the same experience.

Secondly, I have noticed that sometimes the car will sit on the rev limiter for a few seconds before shifting even after I have hit the paddle. It's really strange, but I'm thinking the fastest past in the Auto might be to put it in Auto mode and just drive it. Kinda removes that thrill of "shifting when you want to" from choosing the Auto transmission.

I love having the Auto trans for daily driving, but the car clearly performs better when allowed to rev. Maybe it's a matter of getting a tuner and adjusting the shift points?

I would like some advice from those with more experience.

Thanks in advance -
Brian

There is a lag between shifts no matter if you have a manual or A6 tranny, it's just that with the M6 you're too busy to notice. A tuner can adjust to your specific requests of dropping the shift points or raising them and the rev limiter. Practice,have fun and get to know it better.:thumbsup:
 

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No, you used the + sign and talked about upshifts. I was just trying to share the litte passenger knowledge i have of the C6.
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It's the norm with the A6 tranny unfortunately. Several threads regarding this on various forums.

Another concern/problem for those that mod thier A6 car: The car accelerates faster than the computer/tach can read. When you hit the paddle to upshift, it stays in the current gear and fails to shift!!!:WTF Especially when there is a loss of traction. I am having to leave it in "S" mode under WOT!!!

You are correct in your assesment Brian!
 

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I believe that if you get a very knowledgeable tuner to adjust your computer tune , you will see a big difference . It made a big improvement in my A 6 . The HP tuning seems to be the best program for transmission tweeking . Yes , you should leave it in " S " mode for the best performance during a race situation . :excited:
 

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I have complained about the same thing. I don't think it downshifts fast enough either. It's about a 2 second wait on upshifting and downshifting. I've also had the failed to shift when hitting the button from first to second and hitting the rev limiter. I hope they inprove this as it's annoying!!! You can be sure I'll bring this up at the Bash in my meeting with the designers. :spanked:
 

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If you want the more entertaining and faster option, GET A MANUAL NEXT TIME!!!
 

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try hitting the paddle for an upshift a couple hundred RPM before the time you want to shift. Since it has the delay and all, that's what i do.
 

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If you want the more entertaining and faster option, GET A MANUAL NEXT TIME!!!
Ahh guess you haven't seen some of the latest C6 A6 track #'s ehhh?? try 12.20 - 12-30 @ 115-116 totally BONE STOCK!:surprised

NO manual C6 driver has hit a 12.20 @ 116 to my knowledge? It's all in the aggressive gearing in the A6 it's equal to a 3.90-4.10 rear end on final drive ratios.
 

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Ahh guess you haven't seen some of the latest C6 A6 track #'s ehhh?? try 12.20 - 12-30 @ 115-116 totally BONE STOCK!:surprised

NO manual C6 driver has hit a 12.20 @ 116 to my knowledge? It's all in the aggressive gearing in the A6 it's equal to a 3.90-4.10 rear end on final drive ratios.
:agree: Yeah!! What he said!! :D
 

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Ahh guess you haven't seen some of the latest C6 A6 track #'s ehhh?? try 12.20 - 12-30 @ 115-116 totally BONE STOCK!:surprised

NO manual C6 driver has hit a 12.20 @ 116 to my knowledge? It's all in the aggressive gearing in the A6 it's equal to a 3.90-4.10 rear end on final drive ratios.
Not true about no manual hitting 12.2 but that not withstanding no A6 has come close to that mark paddle shifting. All that I have read let the A6 shift rather than manually shifting.

I like the A6 and the fastest stock Corvette drag times have been from Autos (except for the Z06 times as their were no modern Z06 autos).

There was an A6 at the Cressen RR track a couple of weeks ago and he was doing respectable times on the road course. It should be noted he was an accomplished Auto Corvette SCCA Auto-X driver.

Have fun with your car. A6s are awesome:thumbsup:
 

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I hit 12.2 paddle shifting, but I'm not stock it the 12.2 was.2 off from my"S" times. The 1 gear in paddle is FAST to the rev limiter and I got a ton of wheel hop, so I backed out a little or I may have hit my best time. It wasn't worth a busted shaft or diff, though. I do want to be the first modified A6 to padlle shift to the 11's, though. Most everyone is running in "s" thats stock or modified.
 

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I love the paddle shift the harder u push the quicker it shifts,except when u push all the way, s mode is better if u want to take it all the way.As far as HP tuner for the A6 I know u can increase line presure for firmer shifts but that dose not mean faster , I know a guy with APS turbo vette he cant use paddles at all, car cant keep up but when he runs in s mode, Super fast.
What really bothers me about the A6 is when I leave a light under normal speed there is a clear thunk as it goes into gear , my 06 did the same thing so I guess its normal , but it still bugs me ,wont do it in s mode cant tell u about D never use it
 

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For playing around (75-90% of max) I find paddle shifting fun. As previously stated you do need to anticipate the shift and initiate it before you get to the rpm you want to shift. I did read somewhere that the '08 software shifted up 30% faster, which will help.

When over 90% of max then I put in S and let the electronics do the shifting. I know it can send the signal to the tranny faster than my brain can make my finger move to hit the button.

I do like the A6, but there is nothing like the shear fun of ripping thru the gears :thumbsup:
 

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Ok, so what about the traction control?

I love the talks about using the auto, I love mine and wish they'd hook to a Z06 motor. I have yet to go to a drag strip, just played on back roads with no timers. What is the best mode for the traction control? Regular, competition or off? Thanks.
 

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What is the best mode for the traction control? Regular, competition or off? Thanks.
Reuglar == Traction control and Active handling
Competitive == Active Handling (allowing tire spin)
off == off

I guess the correct mode depends on what your doing at the time, racing, cruising, ect...
 

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Traction control

But what will give the best ET on the drag strip? If in full control doesn't it brake the spinning wheel to let the other catch up? In competition what does it do? Of course one has to do with the handling as well as tire spin. If in the off position I would assume the manual traction control (a.k.a. limited slip differential) still works.
 

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The short ansewer is comp mode gives u the rear wheels the computer keeps the front ,no traction conroll mode means no traction controll your own your own ,i would be remiss to suggest anything dont want to get u into trouble,
can tell u that people lapping at mosport use comp mode just to be safe i guess if your a real pro u could do without it , but its an expesive car to risk
 
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